ADHD - Emily
CASE STUDY / ADHD
Symptoms: Difficulty with attention, anxiety.
Emily came to us with a previous diagnosis of ADHD from her pediatrician. Her teachers had described her as unable to complete homework and struggling in the classroom.
Emily’s qEEG brain map was recorded on two separate occasions, on and off her usual stimulant medication. Our analysis confirmed her mother’s instincts, that Emily was anxious, rather than ADHD, and that medication was actually making her worse.
Our imaging showed over-arousal in the cingulate cortex, an area deeply involved in emotional processing. Not only we were able to show that Emily was anxious, rather than ADHD, but we were also able to analyze how her brain worked as a network organ, demonstrating that is worked less well (more blue lines) on medication than without it.
The ability to measure and analyze the effect of ADHD medication on brain function is incredibly valuable - for parents and prescribers.